Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP'99)

August 7-10, 1999
Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Facial Deformation Parameters for Audiovisual Synthesis

E. Vatikiotis-Bateson (1), Takaaki Kuratate (1), Myuki Kamachi (1), Hani Yehia (2)

(1) ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
(2) UFMG Department of Electronic Engineering, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Extracting reliable 3D facial deformation parameters from static facial postures is a major component of our system for audiovisual synthesis. This paper describes several important improvements to that process, including reduction of position alignment errors, simplification of the generic face mesh and, most important, increasing the range and variety of static postures used.


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Bibliographic reference.  Vatikiotis-Bateson, E. / Kuratate, Takaaki / Kamachi, Myuki / Yehia, Hani (1999): "Facial deformation parameters for audiovisual synthesis", In AVSP-1999, paper #20.